Jim Baab

Blood Orange Butterfly I
Archival Pigment Print
Photographic Illusions

Media: Books + Paper, Photography

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Artist Statement

Artist Statement:

My current body of work plays with food, symmetry, and pareidolia, “a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists. Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the man in the moon…” - Wikipedia

While utilizing an in-camera, digital “reflection” effect, I explore the mundane through a live, Rorschachian symmetry and search for demons, hearts, winged creatures, faces, masks, and otherworldly flora and fauna. Torn citrus segments placed on a makeshift light table are a favorite subject of mine - one that can be consumed while working!

Artist Bio:

Somerville, MA artist Jim Baab photographs everyday objects, scenes, and the human form, with an eye for light, line, and illusion. Since taking his hobby more seriously in 2011, his artwork has been chosen for national and international group exhibitions in TN, CA, MA, MI, VT, TX, and Budapest, Hungary. His awards and recognition include a Gold Artist award for ArtAscent magazine’s Vol. 8, ‘Hidden’ issue, and, being chosen as the sole visual artist featured in the Boston-themed, 40th issue of POESY, a bicoastal poetry magazine.